Pest control services can halt a pest infestation but they don't necessarily eliminate the health risks that come with the presence of pests on your premises.
In this blog, we will be unpacking residual disinfection services and how this service can assist in maintaining optimal health and safety in your business.
During this time of the year, we often see a spike in rodent activity, and we've noticed that this is being exacerbated by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Ongoing lockdowns have limited human activity, which in turn has encouraged the proliferation of pests such as rats and mice. Whilst turning to a reputable pest control company to eliminate your pest problem is an excellent start, have you ever considered what needs to occur after a successful pest control service, to make sure that all the diseases pests carry are also eliminated?
In this blog we will be looking more closely at Rentokil's Residual Disinfection Services and how it can aid you and your business in maintaining health and safety on your premises.
Diseases spread by rats to humans:
As we know, pests such as rats and mice carry a host of diseases, and while a successful pest control service may halt a pest infestation, it does not eliminate the health risks that the presence of pests has introduced to your premises. You can read more about the disease risks that rodents pose in our previous blog post: Diseases Spread by Rodents.
This is especially important in the food industry because rodents are known for spreading harmful pathogens through their urine, droppings, vomit, on their feet, and especially from their dead bodies (after a successful pest control service). If a pest comes into contact with an item of food then there’s a strong possibility that food-borne infections such as salmonella could be transmitted. Read more about preventing rodents in our PestAware blog series.
These pest-borne pathogens can easily be spread throughout premises through poor hand hygiene, contact with urine or faeces, or consumption of contaminated food or water.
How Residual Disinfection Service works:
Residual Disinfection Services from Rentokil involves the application of a biocidal product – in the form of a spray of mist – to areas of your property affected by pest activity. This removes the microorganisms carried by pests and provides long-term protection against the ongoing risk of bacteria, mould, fungi, and spores. The chemicals used by Rentokil during the service are food safe, non-corrosive, non-staining, and safe to use on surfaces.
Rentokil is known to prioritize health and safety and as such the biocidal used in the disinfection service is food safe and is safe on surfaces such as metals, plastics, and fabrics.
Professional rodent control and residual disinfection service:
Need solutions to get rid of rats and mice in your business premises? Professional rat removal from a professional pest control company is the quickest and most effective way to get rid of rats.
Additionally, get expert technicians to follow up with a professional disinfection service to ensure that your employee's and customers’ health and safety is properly taken care of.
Contact the experts in pest control today to talk about our disinfection services for your premises, or to book your pest risk survey.